Our Success Stories
is a big fawn boy, 68 pounds of big dog but pretty much a big baby who appears
to be scared of lots of things.
Dutch came to us as
part of a four dog owner surrender.
His previous owner passed away and his adult children surrendered all four of
his dogs to us. Missouri Valley Boxer Club and Rescue took two, Dutch and Noel
(who has been placed in her forever home) into the program and North
Missouri Boxer Rescue has the other two, Jasmine and Ebony. Unfortunately
Dutch tested positive for heartworm and needed to undergo heartworm treatment.
surgery turned out to be a little more involved. He had a retained testicle
and had "torqued" at some time. Essentially the retained testicle and the anatomy
attached to it had twisted at one time. The vet said it was very involved and
the testicle ended up being the size of a sunflower seed. He said this would
have caused Dutch extreme pain when it happened. Since the surgery, Dutch has
had an ongoing Staph infection and suffered from incontinence. This could be
due to nerve damage sustained during his difficult surgery.
Dutch was taken
to K.C. to Joyce Peckham with MO-KAN Boxer Rescue for further evaluation. Dutch
went to see Dr. Leon, a vet very respected by the rescue group, and was diagnosed
with bladder stones. Not small ones either...golf ball sized. Dutch will have
surgery on Wednesday, March 20 to remove the stones. Then he will recuperate
at Joyce's home. If all goes well, he will be placed shortly thereafter!!! Everyone
in Kansas has fallen in love with Dutch. Dutch is having a grand time at Joyce's,
playing with the Boston Terrorists, Greyhound and Silas, Joyce's rescue Boxer
boy. Everyone gets along great. Joyce and her husband have really taken a shine
to the big goof!!
ON DUTCH'S SURGERY complements of Joyce:
He had bladder surgery 3/20/02 and he had some strange looking stuff in his
bladder, looked like pieces of dried tissue with stones imbedded in them, two
big pieces 2 and 3 inches long and then some small rocks. He had some scar tissue
in his tummy and a bladder ligament that was too short......this is what started
the whole problem as it tied up his bladder and he could not empty it and it
just got bigger and bigger. At some point in the past his bladder had actually
ruptured and has healed itself, but started making crystals that turned into
bladder stones. He has a huge incision, but now a normal sized bladder. Dr C
released the ligament, cleaned up the scar tissue, and saved the tissue and
stones. They have been sent off to Minn to a study on doggy bladder stones. So
if all goes well, Dutch will no longer dribble, have infections or have to wear
Dutch is a typical wiggly
and happy boxer boy. He is very demanding of your attention and love, and he
deserves a loving and caring home! He endured the difficult Being that he has
spent most of his life in a kennel, he will need basic household manners and
Dutch's tale ends with a
huge thanks and a partial giggle. He was adopted by the caring, loving and supportive
Peckams! We thank them for their hard work in assisting us with Dutch and for
seeing him for the true champ that we knew he was! We love you Dutch!